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21st Century 5th-Grade Learners


[Enclosed in this PDF file is a unit designed to teach leadership skill and characteristics to 5th graders. The unit includes lessons on current and historical leaders. It is important for students to understand the responsibilities and roles expected of a leader. Teaching the students about leaders that they can relate to will help them prepare for future issues and situations that they may encounter as a leader.]

Link To Plans Below:

Digital Literacy

This ebook available for free on iTunes includes several activities and lessons on digital literacy. This resource is geared toward 3rd-5th grade.
Book available at the link below


[Enclosed in this PDF file are activies that will help teachers teach the importance of effective communication skills. I would recommend the "Telephone" game with the students and then discussing the wrap up activity questions.]

Emotional Intelligance

This website has a lesson plan that helps students with positive conflict resolution. It includes a really neat activity that can be done with 5th graders.


Before assigning activities and lessons on entrepreneurship, it is important for the students to know what it is. Teachers should start off by showing students the video on the following website:
After showing the students the video, the teacher can move into the activities provided on the website below.
[Activity 1 may have to be modified by the teacher. Instead of having students go home and ask family members about starting their own businesses, the teacher may bring in an entrepreneur to discuss some of the key points on the worksheet.]

Global Citizenship

[Enclosed in the PDF file is a complete unit on global citizens. There are several handouts, lessons, and rubrics. Also, included in the package is a pre-and post assessment.]

Problem Solving

[Enclosed in this PDF file are activities that will help students practice their problem solving skills. "The games featured in this PDF all have a connection to different aspects of rational problem-solving and help students to practice specific skills required to successfully solve problems, in a fun and non-threatening manner. "


[Enclosed in this PDF file are multiple lesson plans that allow teachers to introduce the importance of team work. I would recommend Activity 13: The Good, the Bad, and the Reasonable. "The purpose of this activity is to engage participants in a discussion of some of the barriers to effective teamwork and the strategies they may be able to put in place to create positive outcomes."]
Skip Activity 12 & 15 {More fitting for 6th grade and up}